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    Programs that make rental payments for people who are at risk of eviction without assistance. Also included are rent supplement programs that provide assistance with ongoing monthly rental costs. Rent payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    AIDS/HIV ServicesOffers various support services for low-income individuals suffering with AIDS/HIV, such as rent or utility-shut off assistance during times of crisis or an emergency, management of resources and needs which may be needed to access in the community, along with counseling in dealing with AIDS/HIV.WestchesterHOPWA (HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS)SHARING COMMUNITY
    AIDS/HIV ServicesAssist people living with HIV/AIDS in the Hudson Valley Region with maintaining stable, permanent housing and to find suitable housing for those in need.OrangeHOUSING AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH AIDS/HIVPATHSTONE - NEW YORK
    AIDS/HIV ServicesProvides comprehensive medical services, nursing, and medical case management for individuals over age 18 diagnosed with AIDS/HIV, also offers confidential HIV testing. The Rockland County Department of Health’s Early Intervention Program also offers HIV Rapid and confidential testing.RocklandINFECTIOUS DISEASE CLINICROCKLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
    Alcohol/Drug Abuse ServicesOffers rental assistance at scattered housing sites for people recovering from alcoholism or substance abuse.OrangeSHELTER PLUS CAREREGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (RECAP)
    Case/Care Management ServicesComprehensive social services are provided to individuals and families which include case management, information and referral, advocacy, and crisis intervention to help individuals to prevent the threat of eviction, or utility shutoffs by providing long term case management support. DutchessCASE MANAGEMENTCATHOLIC CHARITIES COMMUNITY SERVICES OF DUTCHESS COUNTY
    Community-Based ServicesProvides community outreach centers throughout the county to meets the needs of individuals/families in need. Each center provides basic needs services along with benefits assistance. Services include food pantries, emergency housing assistance, family services to promote self-reliance and prevent future crisis. HEAP application assistance. Coordinates Medical Transportation. These centers also provide new immigrants and refugees all of the above services of basic needs and benefit services as well.ClintonCOMMUNITY OUTREACHJOINT COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OF CLINTON AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES (JCEO)
    Community-Based ServicesSchoharie County Community Action's Community Services include: VITA, Nutrition Outreach Education Program (NOEP), SNAP enrollment assistance, HEAP certifier, Coats for Kids, advocacy, Emergency Assistance for utilities, rent heating and food, and financial literacy.SchoharieCOMMUNITY SERVICESSCHOHARIE COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM
    Community-Based ServicesOffers Legal counseling for immigrants, rent payment assistance, and case management for people needing assistance in navigating services for themselves and their families. Toy donation programs available for eligible children during December.SullivanIMMIGRATION SERVICESCATHOLIC CHARITIES-SULLIVAN COUNTY
    Community-Based ServicesOffers rental/mortgage payments on behalf of individuals and families facing rent or eviction issues, find resources or services and refers people to appropriate agencies for the specific need. Also provides first-month rent assistance.WestchesterRENTAL PAYMENT ASSISTANCEPEEKSKILL COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (CAP)
    Emergency Assistance ServicesEmergency Assistance to Adults (EAA) is available to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who face emergency situations which endanger their health, safety or welfare. Emergency Assistance to Families (EAF) is a federally participating program which helps to meet the needs of persons dealing with crises and emergency situations beyond their control. Such needs could include financial help with eviction, homelessness, heating fuel, utility disconnects, domestic violence, and child care (day care or temporary foster care).SchenectadyEMERGENCY ASSISTANCESCHENECTADY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Emergency Assistance ServicesThe Emergency Assistance program guides a client through 'the system' and when other resources are not available and the client meets specific guidelines as outlined by Dutchess Outreach, they may be eligible for one time financial assistance once per lifetime including rent/mortgage payment, utility payment, prescription drug assistance, etc. For prescription assistance, client must provide original prescription no refills. Only provides advocacy for NYSEG customers. Central Hudson customers must meet all of the eligibility criteria in order to receive financial assistance. Clients encouraged to call to receive information related to if funds are exhausted. Funds are distributed on case by case situation depending on funding and other eligibility criteria. Find out this criteria directly from the organization when calling.DutchessEMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMDUTCHESS OUTREACH
    Emergency Assistance ServicesOffers financial help with small emergency or crisis with partial payment of rent or utilities. NOTE: Funds may be limited, please let the caller know that funding may not be available when they call.PutnamEMERGENCY FINANCIAL AIDPUTNAM COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (CAP)
    Emergency Assistance ServicesProvides temporary financial assistance for people in emergency situations, which may include rent payment assistance. This program may be able to assist you if you are unable to work, cannot find a job, or your income does not meet your needs. Temporary Assistance may be able to pay for expenses such as food, clothing, rent/mortgage, heat and utilities. An emergency requiring temporary shelter should be directed to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.ColumbiaTEMPORARY ASSISTANCECOLUMBIA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Emergency Assistance ServicesProvides help to individuals and families with basic needs during an emergency or crisis situation. Services include emergency food, and utility or rent payment assistance.EssexBASIC NEEDS SERVICESADIRONDACK COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS (ACAP)
    Emergency Assistance ServicesThe Temporary Assistance Unit is responsible for evaluating and processing requests for cash assistance, and works closely with all other agency units to ensure that benefits are issued in an appropriate manner. There are five cash assistance programs which vary based on specific categorical criteria: Family Assistance (FA), Emergency Assistance to Families (EAF), Safety Net (SN) Emergency Safety Net (ESN) and Emergency Assistance to Adults (EAA). An emergency requiring temporary shelter should be directed to the Washington County Department of Social Services (DSS).WashingtonTEMPORARY ASSISTANCEWASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AIDProvides emergency relief to help cover expenses such as utility bills, mortgage and rent payments, car payments and repairs, auto insurance, home repair, food and household supplies, medical bills and copayments. Also offers Holiday financial assistance.EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AIDCOALITION TO SALUTE AMERICA'S HEROES
    EMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAM OUTREACHProvide emergency food and payment of rent/mortgage/utility bill when in arrears.SuffolkEMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAM OUTREACHOUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH
    Eviction/Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grant is a limited fund available to help with utility disconnect notices and with eviction/foreclosure prevention.WashingtonEMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAMLEARNING EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP (LEAP)
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesOffers financial assistance to individuals diagnosed with AIDS/HIV, for housing, utilities, transportation, or other necessities due to an emergency or other situation causing a financial strain.ClintonAIDS/HIV SERVICESALLIANCE FOR POSITIVE HEALTH
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides emergency financial assistance to individuals who have been denied by public assistance, and need help paying rent, utilities, transportation, or food.OrangeBASIC NEEDS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCECATHOLIC CHARITIES COMMUNITY SERVICES OF ORANGE COUNTY
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesCARES provides a housing subsidy for homeless persons who are HIV positive. AlbanyCARES HIV/AIDS SHELTER PLUS CARECORPORATION FOR AIDS RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND SERVICES (CARES)
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesLimited financial aid for emergency situations. Cannot be used for Central Hudson bills, car repair, car insurance, medication, or rental security deposits except for people who receive section 8. Assists with 1 month back rent, 1st months rent, counseling expenses, and emergency food.OrangeDIANE FINKELSTEIN FUND FOR FAMILIES IN CRISISJEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF ORANGE COUNTY
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesEmergency Assistance provides assistance to area families who are in danger of eviction or losing utilities, or need help to obtain fuel, food, or medicine. Services offered based on case by case, call for details. FultonEMERGENCY ASSISTANCECATHOLIC CHARITIES OF FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides emergency financial assistance in the form of first month's rent, one month's back rent, or one month's back mortgage to eligible clients. Budget counseling is also available to interested applicants.UlsterEMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMRUPCO
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides advocacy and mediation for tenants and landlords in and out of court to prevent eviction or in the updating of apartments, and will help with grants up to $500 to prevent eviction to eligible individuals. Also conducts workshops to empower people to help themselves. PLEASE NOTE: Currently no direct funding available but referrals are availableWestchesterEMERGENCY COMMUNITY SERVICES HOMELESS GRANT PROGRAMNEW ROCHELLE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (CAP)
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesServices are under Section 8 for rental assistance, FEMA assistance Provides one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers, who may not be eligible for other emergency services. Services include nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance. OrangeEMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTERPATHSTONE - NEW YORK
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesWarren-Hamilton Counties Community Action provides emergency rental, utility assistance and case management. Does not assists with security deposits anymore.WarrenEMERGENCY RENTAL, SECURITY, UTILITY ASSISTANCEWARREN-HAMILTON COUNTIES COMMUNITY ACTION
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesCAPTAIN's Family Assistance program offers advocacy and assistance in accessing emergency funds for basic needs to families attending Shenendehowa schools. Vouchers for clothing and necessary household items are available.SaratogaFAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMCAPTAIN COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesThis fund is to help those individuals who are normally self-sufficient and able to take of their own needs, but are unable to do so when a sudden financial emergency arises. Assistance available on a one time basis.OrangeFINANCIAL AID/VOUCHER PROGRAMSPEOPLE FOR PEOPLE FUND THE TIMES HERALD RECORD
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesSocial services including information and referral, advocacy and assistance in obtaining entitlements Emergency financial assistance when available for rent, utilities, food and clothing.RocklandFINANCIAL AID/VOUCHER SERVICESCATHOLIC CHARITIES COMMUNITY SERVICES OF ROCKLAND
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides limited rent payment assistance for low income individuals or families that have had an emergency situation and need help paying rent.ClintonFINANCIAL AID/VOUCHER SERVICESCATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CLINTON AND ESSEX
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides financial assistance for eligible families in various ways: Basic Living Expenses - Rent, mortgage payment and/or utilities, supermarket gift cards, when these bills have become unmanageable after a child's diagnosis and/or a parent must stop working to care for their sick child. Illness-related Expenses - medical co-pays, transportation for treatment, medical equipment, and childcare to keep siblings safe when parents must be with their hospitalized child. End of Life Expenses - will help with funeral arrangements and expenses, and provide bereavement support.WestchesterFINANCIAL ASSISTANCEFRIENDS OF KAREN
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides financial assistance to Columbia and Greene County residents experiencing hardship due to illness or injury. Financial assistance to offset expenses associated with medical care such as co-pays and co-insurance, insurance premiums, and prescription drug costs as well other expenses such as rent, utilities, and vehicle gas; and, information and referral to other resources. ColumbiaFINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDSCOLUMBIA COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE CONSORTIUM
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesFunds of up to $250 available for people with a documented psychiatric diagnosis meeting criteria for a severe and persistent mental illness. Funds can be used for emergency situations. Criteria for funds, explanation of need, copies of bills and other documents, comprehensive plan for resolution, and household incomes.OrangeFLEX FUNDREHABILITATION SUPPORT SERVICES (RSS) - ORANGE
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides assistance to working individuals and families to prevent eviction or foreclosure as well as assistance for homeless individuals and families to obtain permanent housing after all other community resources have been utilized.RocklandHOMELESSNESS PREVENTIONCATHOLIC CHARITIES COMMUNITY SERVICES OF ROCKLAND
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesWellspring’s NewView Housing program assists individuals and families who are homeless due to domestic violence. The program has permanent supportive and rapid rehousing components that provide rent subsidy and supportive services to help participants remain safe and work toward economic self-sufficiency. SaratogaHOMELESSNESS PREVENTION, SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAMWELLSPRING
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesIndividual Support Services (ISS) offers financial rental assistance to individuals with disabilities as a support service for independent living. WarrenINDIVIDUAL SUPPORT SERVICES (ISS)COMMUNITY, WORK AND INDEPENDENCE
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesOffers financial assistance for rent or utility payments, and funding for food, clothing, etc. for low income individuals and families in an emergency situation. Utility assistance is primarily funded for electricity assistance. Oil assistance is not available regularly. Call for details. Funding runs out often but call for information about when funding may be available. Must have a denial letter from Social ServicesWestchesterPUTNAM COUNTY AIDSALVATION ARMY PEEKSKILL CORPS
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesThe Housing Choice Voucher program provides federal housing subsidies to income eligible families living throughout Columbia County, including the City of Hudson. This program helps low-income families and individuals to live in affordable and decent housing. Income eligibility guidelines must be met. Area landlords are also encouraged to contact the program for information. ColumbiaRENTAL ASSISTANCE - HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAMCOLUMBIA OPPORTUNITIES
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides direct cash grants of up to one month for mortgage or rent for individuals who may run into an emergency situation that has left them financially strapped. PLEASE NOTE: Funding is limited and therefore is based on emergency situation and eligibility criteriaWestchesterRENT AND MORTGAGE PAYMENT ASSITANCEWESTCHESTER RESIDENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES (WRO)
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides financial assistance for partial rent payment or electric/gas bill payment when facing eviction, shut off or other emergency situations, and is determined on a case by case basis. Funds are given on a one-time basis and is only partial payment assistance, and will give referrals if more help is needed. Please Note: FUNDING IS LIMITED and there is no guarantee to any service. Help is determined case by case. Please cal them directly for further information.WestchesterRENT AND UTILITY PAYMENT ASSISTANCECATHOLIC CHARITIES COMMUNITY SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides assistance to low income individuals and families who have need help paying a rent or utility payment because of a financial hardship due to an emergency situation.SullivanRENT AND UTILITY PAYMENT ASSISTANCECATHOLIC CHARITIES-SULLIVAN COUNTY
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesOffers financial assistance for rent or utility payment assistance, food, clothing, etc. for low income families or individuals who have experienced an emergency situation. Please Note: Assistance is given when funding is availableWestchesterRENT AND UTILITY PAYMENT ASSISTANCESALVATION ARMY TARRYTOWN CORPS
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides temporary financial assistance to families and individuals for short-term help while they work toward self-sufficiency, such as Family Assistance, Safety Net Assistance and Emergency Temporary Assistance (homeless, need food, written eviction, need heating during cold weather, utilities are or are about to be shut-off, family violence)EssexTEMPORARY ASSISTANCEESSEX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides cash assistance to financially eligible families and individuals, which may include rent/utility payment assistance, emergency shelter services and/or burial expense assistance. This program also can provide access to SNAP, Medicaid, Day Care, and employment assessment and training; may also include referral to substance abuse treatment and domestic violence assistance.AlbanyTEMPORARY ASSISTANCE DIVISIONALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesTANF provides cash assistance to families until they return to employment or find other avenues to support themselves.RensselaerTEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF)RENSSELAER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides temporary financial assistance for people in emergency situations, which may include rent payment assistance.HamiltonTEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA)HAMILTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides utility and rent payment assistance for low income individuals or families that have experienced an emergency situation.UlsterUTILITY AND RENT PAYMENT ASSISTANCEULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE
    Financial AssistanceBeginning May 1, 2020 rent assistance will be available for up to 3 months for individuals who are unable to pay their rent due to Covid-19. RocklandRENTAL ASSISTANCEROCKLAND HOUSING ACTION COALITION
    Financial Assistance/Voucher ServicesThe Apartment Program provides housing in a community apartment for homeless women with a disability and their children. Participants receive rental assistance and case management. Apartments are rented from local landlords throughout Rensselaer County.RensselaerAPARTMENT PROGRAMYWCA OF THE GREATER CAPITAL REGION (YWCA-GCR)
    Housing ServicesOffers foreclosure counseling workshops.UlsterFORECLOSURE COUNSELING WORKSHOPSRUPCO
    Housing ServicesWorks to prevent homelessness and provide housing stabilization for individuals with a history of mental illness and those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS through the provision of housing referrals, rental assistance, and case management support.WestchesterHOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMLIFTING UP WESTCHESTER
    Housing ServicesProvides assistance with rent increases to senior citizen tenants in White Plains who meet eligibility requirements.WestchesterSENIOR CITIZEN RENT INCREASE EXEMPTION PROGRAM (SCRIE)WHITE PLAINS BUILDING DEPARTMENT
    IMMEDIATE NEEDSOffers financial assistance to wounded service members, their families and families of the fallen. Provides integrated case management working with various agencies including nonprofit organizations, Department of Defense, the VA and/or warrior unit affiliated with the wounded service member and related medical professionals. Financial grants cover needs that are directly related to a service member's injury. Typical grants cover household utilities, gas cards for vehicle use to appointments, groceries, rent, mortgage and rental deposits. Call for more information.IMMEDIATE NEEDSHOPE FOR THE WARRIORS
    Information/Referral ServicesUnited Tenants of Albany maintains a housing hotline that responds to calls for housing information and assistance from people throughout the Capital District area. United Tenants' homelessness prevention activities include case management and landlord/tenant mediation. Emergency financial assistance is available to Albany residents facing homelessness as a result of eviction or foreclosure.AlbanyLANDLORD/TENANT PROGRAMUNITED TENANTS OF ALBANY
    PARISH OUTREACHProvides an emergency 3 day supply of food. Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funds are available for rent/mortgage or utility payment when in arrears through Catholic Charities. Also runs a Thrift Shop.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. JOHN OF GOD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
    RENTAL ASSISTANCEFEMA's Mortgage and Rental Assistance (MRA) Program is designed to cover rent or mortgage payments for those who have suffered a financial hardship as a result of a major disaster declared by the President. Persons suffering financial hardship who are unable to pay their rent or mortgage, and are facing eviction or foreclosure, may be eligible for this program. Call or visit the website for more information.RENTAL ASSISTANCEFEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
    RIVERHEAD CORPS/COMMUNITY CENTERProvides Bible study; worship services; Sunday school; soup kitchen; food pantry; clothing vouchers; rent/mortgage assistance; heating assistance; educational workshops; free laundry service and transportation; youth programs; women's ministries; seasonal services (holiday, summer camp, back-to-school).SuffolkRIVERHEAD CORPS/COMMUNITY CENTERTHE SALVATION ARMY GREATER NEW YORK DIVISION
    SECTION 8 RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMProvides rental assistance for low and moderate income people. Under contract with Community Development Corporation of Long Island.SuffolkPLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTTOWN OF SMITHTOWN
    ST. PATRICK'S HOSPITALITY CENTER/PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYProvides a food pantry, a full lunchtime meal, clothing, furniture, referrals, advocacy and direct services consisting of rent assistance, prescriptions, LIPA, telephone and water payments when appropriate, bus fare, etc.SuffolkST. PATRICK'S HOSPITALITY CENTER/PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH/BAY SHORE
    SUPPORTED HOUSINGAssists participants with rental stipends and supports to maintain independent living.SuffolkSUPPORTED HOUSINGHANDS ACROSS LONG ISLAND, INC.
    Support ServicesProvides assistance for individuals and families with rent difficulties, including one-time back rent assistance, landlord-tenant mediation, section 8 applications, and relocation assistance, including referrals to other needed services.WestchesterEVICTION PRVENTION ASSISTANCEWASHINGTONVILLE HOUSING ALLIANCE
    Support ServicesProvides assistance to veterans who are struggling with housing or utility issues, such as eviction prevention, housing search, or utility payment help.WestchesterVETERANS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMNEW ROCHELLE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (CAP)

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